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Amara at Paraiso

4.5
1628 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Inspired by its idyllic bayside setting, Amara at Paraiso is the quintessential Miami waterfront restaurant bringing together bold Latin American flavors, coastal ingredients, and South Florida’s diversity of food culture. From environment to cuisine and vibe, experience the dynamic energy, local ingredients, and natural beauty of Biscayne Bay that defines what living in Miami is all about through the lens of James Beard Award-winning chef/restauranteur Michael Schwartz.

We are taking every precaution to ensure a safe dining experience for our guests during these unprecedented times. Our outdoor seating is spacious, with many tables on our covered terrace.

Please call for our corkage and cake policies and fees.

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Experiences

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Offers

Rooftop Lounge

Starting Aug 15, 2020 · Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Perfect for intimate gatherings to share a bottle of Champagne, wine, or a carafe of one of our signature cocktails. Enjoy drinks and snacks on comfy lounge seating on our rooftop balcony.

Wine Shop

Starting Aug 19, 2020 · Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday and Thursday nights, we welcome you to shop our curated selection of bottled wines, priced to take home! Want to stay and enjoy a bottle, some cheese and snacks, while enjoying beautiful bay views? Our rooftop lounge is open and we invite you to pop a bottle from the wine shop at a reduced $10 corkage fee.

$1 Oysters on Tuesdays!

Starting Aug 18, 2020 · Tue 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Enjoy $1 Island Creek Oysters all night! The rooftop is open on Tuesday nights for dining or just drinks and oysters. Please note in your reservation if you would like lounge seating on our outdoor rooftop patio overlooking the bay.

Bottomless Rose Brunch Saturdays

Starting Oct 24, 2020 · Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Get started with our favorite Saturday pour, a bottomless glass of French rose. Enjoy the views, sip, sit, relax, enjoy. $27 per person for bottomless rose with our a la carte brunch menu. (Limit 2 hours)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1628 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FoodieFan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was looking for a relaxing brunch with a beautiful view and great food. Amara delivered! Our service was good, & the food was delicious (everyone loved what they ordered). Amara has a gorgeous view, perfect for sitting outside. Don’t forget to dress up! The vibe is upscale.

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BrandonA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view. Brittany took great care of us. Excellent fresh seafood. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The place is great but the hostess was very rude with us.

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MelisaA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had a nice date, we had breakfast tacos and avocado toast. and the view was beautiful.

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JuergenT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience, our waiter was great. They do have a table time period that is under stable and fair. It allows other just to enjoy this Beauitful venue. With a outside view that fills you with joy alone. Thank you Amara!

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vipFranciscoG
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Al parecer cambiaron el personal de la cocina, ya que pedí varios platos que suelo ordenar y todos estaban diferentes. Estaban muy condimentadas.

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JohnnyLo
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not say enough great things about this restaurant. The atmosphere was spot on, the view extraordinary, and the food was fantastic! Would definitely come back here when in Miami!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Poor service!

Amara at Paraiso
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, My name is Mariana, I am the Manager here at Amara at Paraiso. Firstly, thanks for your visit. We genuinely appreciate your feedback and I would love to connect with you to hear more and what we could do better for your next visit. Would you be so kind to share your contact info so we can connect? Hope to hear from you. Kindly, Mariana

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vipBlondie
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the view and ambiance. Staff is very cordial and provide very good service. Even the manager stopped by to check on us and made some excellent recommendations.

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JoseL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place right by the water with a nice view. Great place for date night.

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Klyn
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious! I had the Arroz Verde with snapper filet. It was the perfect rice bowl served with fresh vegetables. The yuca cheese puffs are a nice starter

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Ronaldj
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and the service was great and the view was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Terrible service

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OlmanS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They could do a better job on tables quality and setting outside. Beautiful place to be sitting so uncomfortable on top of uneven surface.

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vipPaulP
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I have eaten at Amara twice within the past month. The location and setting are fabulous. The food, in general, is very tasty. But the service is abominable--both times.

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vipMarina
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We love this restaurant. Casual and stylish with gorgeous view.
Food is South American but since we eat there very often, we would like to see some variations in the menu. The menu has been the same since the restaurant opened.

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Miamian
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

High expectations but the food and service were not a the same level.

JM
JenniferM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and upscale. Perfect for a girls night or romantic dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the above

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SaraL
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Services super slow, made a reservation inside and they put us outside, we had to order the water 3 times. The food was ok but for the prices it’s way too much.
The sausage came under cook when the server came he didn’t ask if we liked it or no even if the food was still in the plate. For the desert make sure to like cream cheese if you pick the coconut cake cause that’s all it is about !

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RoseC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great ! Great customer service , great food !

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vipPanthy
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting by the water. Menu is varied and appealing, food is good (not exceptional). Pricey, and often a wait.

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PatriciaV
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was good, we didn’t like the chorizo, I expected more from the comments.
I definitely didn’t like that they sat us in the second floor, the first floor is much nicer.
I might come back! 3 stars

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RuthB
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love this place! The outdoor sitting is so beautiful and food is very good We had a wonderful time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience service is amazing and the area is beautiful scenery.

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KyannaC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was nothing short of amazing, if you’re a seafood lover this place is for you! The octopus was the best I’ve ever had

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, decent food.

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vipJeninBoston2014
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The place is beautiful, but service was terrible. We had to call on a waiter after 10 minutes of being seated to get at least water and menus. We finally got our waiter to provide menus and take our order. There was just lack of attention. We had to ask for napkins, plates to share our food, request to take plates off the table, on and on... I was dissapointed.

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AFPSMP16
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

They took forever to bring us water and get our order. Then they took forever to bring us our food. We were told we only had two hours to eat. Mind you I told the waiter that if they had a two hour limit to eat, then the service should be quicker and not penalize the customer. We were then told that we could finish the dessert on the second floor terrace. We went for brunch. We really didn't expect this from this restaurant, as their food is not cheap!

Amara at Paraiso
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, My name is Mariana, I am the Manager here at Amara at Paraiso. Firstly, thanks for your visit. We genuinely appreciate your feedback and I would love to connect with you to hear more and what we could do better for your next visit. Would you be so kind to share your contact info so we can connect? We would love to change your experience. Hope to hear from you. Kindly, Mariana

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OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service

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GonC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Would definitely recommend. Great food. Great service.

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Jamal
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We will be going back for brunch. The view of the ocean is great. We did enjoy our food...especially the 7 layer coconut cake.

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vipAwesome
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great! Service, food, and views were awesome. Highly recommend!

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vipJhanaynaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place !

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vipKittyInTheCity
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was very good however food was bland and not very memorable, especially that sweet potato. Mask less children running around and their mask less table of six got up and walked though restaurant when leaving was very unnerving in age of Covid.

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ROBERTO
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place!! Beautiful View!! From the start to end AMAZING!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

never been disappointed at Amara 👍

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MariS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I have been to Amara numerous times, the last few times I have felt the same way. Service is horrible, you don't know who your waiter is and you wait and wait to get someone to take your order. The prices, after COVID has increased, which would be more acceptable if the service and the food was outstanding. In my book, the food is good but not great, which does not tie with the prices...the only things spectacular is the view.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff was so friendly! excellent service, and we had a wonderful time. the view was also amazing.

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MorganMM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was overall poor. Had to flag down my waiter at least 3 times. Some of my food came out cold and had to be sent back. Overall it was nice, just think it was a bad night. Will probably go back for just cocktails.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Amara at Paraiso using the Order Online button. Amara at Paraiso also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Amara at Paraiso is rated 4.5 stars by 1628 OpenTable diners.

Amara at Paraiso does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1835/amara-at-paraiso.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.